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[audio]220 Krista Foss ( June 29, 2014)
Krista Foss's debut novel, Smoke River, has just been released from Random House.  Set in the charged context of a southern Ontario land claim dispute, Foss's career as a novelist hits the ground running.  She reveals the surprising roots of her passion for this subject in Art Waves 220.
Keywords: Caledonia land claim dispute; The People of the Pines; Kanehsatake: 270 Years of Resistance; Turtle Island News; Louise Erdrich; Samantha Haywood; Lara Hinchberger; Richard Wagamese; Lisa Moore; Hamilton Arts & Letters; Trent Severn Locks; Mosquito; Rival Sons; Word on the Street; Brian Maracle
Downloads: 21
[audio]219 Steph Yates & Tyson Brinacombe ( June 1, 2014))
Stephanie Yates and Tyson Brinacombe are overflowing with creativity and talent.  As singer/songwriters, recordists, and many other things, they bring their own music and that of their musical community to full fruition, both live and in various recorded forms.  Join these two independent musicians for a delightful conversation.
Keywords: cassettes and vinyl; The Ramones; Missed Connection Records; Little Room Labs; She Roars; Nathan Campagnaro; Dan Paille; Star Campagnaro; Emma H-W; Nicole Gulewitsch; Julia Grace; Meredith Brown; Scott Haynes; Bill Killionaire; Alanna Gurr; The Flu; Badminton Racket; John Southworth; A Shadowy Planet; Start Something; Donkey Day; Sensei; The Speedy Ortiz; Old & Weird; New Fries; Ben Ong; Grandmother Willow & Earth; Hillside Festival; PS Guelph; Esther Grey; Tyson & His Gameboy; The Furys; The Peramones; Shopkeeper
Downloads: 21
[audio]218 A Mighty Tribe ( May 25, 2014)
Lynne Kittredge-Fox has midwifed a new CD for children that everybody in the family is going to love.  It's called A Mighty Tribe and features many fine Canadian singers, musicians and songwriters.  Best of all, the proceeds from the CD go to support children's literacy.  Hear some live and some recorded tracks in this party of an interview.
Keywords: Alek Bromke; Tom Wilson; Harlan Pepper; Michelle Titian; Bradley Hales; The Killin Time Band; Peg and Willy; Scott Hunter; Mimi Shaw; Dawn and Marra; Brian Siegel; Matthew & Margot de Zoete; Bernie Hudecki; Kim Koren; Gordie Tapp; The Dinner Belles; Gord Lewis; Dylan Hudecki; Greg Briscoe; Cowlick; SOCKS; The Highnote Ramblers
Downloads: 30
[audio]217 Nathaniel Johnson ( May 4, 2014)
Nate Johnson sculpts with wool.  That's right, wool.  His fascination with narrative, metamorphosis and the history of materials leads him to create life-sized sculptures from felted wool.  But he's not trying to pull the wool over your eyes--quite the opposite. Tune in!
Keywords: Bob Yates; needlefelting; Mark Byk; Kristine Tortora; Ron Mueck; natejohnsonart.com; birdandbulldog.etsy.com; Graeme Patterson; Joseph Cornell; The Hamilton Hotel; Patsy Cline
Downloads: 26
[audio]216 Doors Open 2014 Shannon Kyles ( Apr. 27, ' 14)
You may think you know your town, but you don't know her until you've been to Doors Open, the amazing free history and architecture festival.  It happens in Hamilton on the first weekend of every May and is two days of pure delight.  Architecture expert Shannon Kyles came by to tell us what's up for Doors Open 2014.
Keywords: Architectural Conservancy of Ontario; Military Museum; Dundurn Castle; Whitehern; Gryphon Cottage; the William Pring House; Workers Arts & Heritage Centre; In Praise of Older Windows; Hamilton Museum of Steam & Technology; Erland Lee Museum; Battlefield House; Pinehurst; Moffat Kinoshida; MacNab Presyterian; St. Lawrence; TH&B Rail; Hamilton Port Authority; Empire Times; Seedworks; Ferguson Pumping Station; Carnegie Gallery; Dundas Museum; Germania Club; St. Paul's Glanford; Hindu Temple on 20 Road East; Rick & Angel Lintack; David Premi; The Fureys
Downloads: 19
[audio]215 Cheryl Smith & Stan White ( Apr. 13, 2014)
To help celebrate National Poetry Month, Cheryl Smith joined us to read more of the poetry of Nelson Ball, and Art Waves veteran Stan White returned to read some of his favourite poems.  For a powerful hour of poetry, join us on the ancient road that can take you anywhere.
Keywords: Monty Python; Spike Milligan; John Betjeman; Hilaire Belloc; Philip Larkin; Captain Webb; James Arlington Wright; Marriott Edgar; Stanley Holloway; Antony Rafferty; Lady Gregory; W.S. Merwin; Joyce Grenfell; Stevie Smith; H.V. Morton; Tichborne's Elegy; Raphael Keelan
Downloads: 25
[audio]214 Dave Heidebrecht ( Apr. 6, 2014)
In the age of digital photography, photographer and ecologist Dave Heidebrecht challenges us to consider its value.  He also ponder how twe can work to make photography and--all of our worthwhile endeavours-- more just and sustainable.  For a thoughtful and important perspective, spend some time with Dave Heidebrecht.
Keywords: The Pearl Review; Centre3 for Print & Media Arts; Ansel Adams; Henri Cartier-Bresson; Centre for Climate Change at McMaster; Canadian Coalition for Global Health Research; Bay Area Restoration Council; Bike Share; Patrick Deane; Forward with Integrity; raisethehammer.org; Sarah Good; Annie Shaw; Earth Wind & Choir
Downloads: 34
[audio]213 Tower Poetry Society ( Mar. 30, 2014)
The Tower Poetry Society is the longest running poetry group in North America and it is inviting you to join!  G.W. Down and David Billings, both scientists by profession, make their case as to what's in it for you if you join them in pursuit of the Muse.
Keywords: Ida Sutherland Groom; Jean McCallion; Mario Cuomo; Bob Nielsen; The Visual Word; Vincent Francis; Dorothy Cameron Smith; The Book Band; Jeevan Bhagwat; Xavier Rudd; Leonard Cohen
Downloads: 33
[audio]212 Grit Lit 2014 ( Mar. 23, 2014)
Jennifer Gillies returns to give us the line-up for gritLit's 10th annual Hamilton literary festival.  She brings with her two talented local writers, Amanda Leduc and Dave Haskins.  Tune in for a taste of the creative intensity of gritLit.
Keywords: Peter Robinson; D.J. McIntosh; Debra Komar; Ray Robertson; Nancy Jo Cullen; Michael Winter; Catherine Bush; Jowita Bydlowska; Priscila Uppal; Alexandra Missett; Ray Beauchemin; Krista Bridge; Jennifer LoveGrove; Lauren B. Davis; Teenage Head; Graham Rockingham; Geoff Pevere; Lynn Coady; Craig Davidson; Krista Foss; Denise Chong; Nicole Lundrigan; Natalee Caple; Janet Turpin Myers; Hugh Cook; Saleema Nawaz; Chris Pannell; David Haskins; Jeffery Donaldson; Marilyn Gear Pilling; Amanda Jernigan; Amanda Leduc; John Terpstra
Downloads: 29
[audio]211 Paul Lisson On Nelson Ball ( Mar. 16, 2014)
Lisson in and have a Ball, as Paul Lisson tells us about the spare and fascinating poetry of Nelson Ball--and much else.  As one of the founders and editors of the beautiful online journal Hamilton Arts & Letters, Paul is here to start the launch of HAL's new online chapbook series, the first of which will be Nelson Ball's A Rattle of Spring Frogs.
Keywords: Fiona Kinsella; Peter Stevens; McMaster's Alumni Association; Jim Burant; Culture Rapide; Canadian Cultural Centre; Simone Suchet; Green Heron Books; Anne and Roy Skuse; Richard Landon; Thomas Fisher Rare Books Library; Weed/Flower Press; Barbara Caruso; Bruce Elder; O'Carolan's Blind Mary
Downloads: 40
[audio]210 Valerie Tryon Returns( Mar. 9, 2014)
In her second visit to Art Waves, legendary concert pianist Valerie Tryon explains what it is about each of the great composers that makes her want to play their music.  Don't miss this opportunity to learn from one of the great classical artists of our day.
Keywords: Dinu Lipatti; Vladimir Horowitz; Jeffrey Siegel; Hans von Bulow; Wilhelm Kempff; Arthur Rubenstein; Siva Oke; Somm; Sir Basil Cameron; Boris Brott; Hamilton Place; Theatre Aquarius; Alan Walker; Franz Liszt; Hamburg Steinway; Dame Myra Hess; Dohnanyi; Elliott Carter; Charles Ives; Marjan Mozetich; John William Navin Sullivan
Downloads: 32
[audio]209 Fourwarned ( Feb. 16, 2014)
Jim Mariner, Rosemary Booth Almas, Jane Longmate and Julie Warriner are Fourwarned, a quartet that specializes in singing pop standards from the forties through the eighties.  It's not the time frame that interests them, however, it's the harmony.  To be thrilled by their meltingly smooth harmonies, light up an hour with Fourwarned.
Keywords: The Orlons; The Skyliners; Grant Ave. Studios; Bob Doidge; Daniel Lanois; Stan Rogers; Gordon Lightfoot; U2; Buddy Holly; Theatre Aquarius; The Crickets; Bobby Vee; Carnegie Gallery; Ariana Gillis; Grandmothers to Grandmothers
Downloads: 16
[audio]208 Peter Tigchelaar ( Feb. 9, 2014)
Peter Tigchelaar is a singer-songwriter known for his uplifting folk-and-pop-based, music, much of which springs from his deep Christian faith.  His wife, Cheryl, is a gifted singer in her own right.  Tune in for an inspiring hour of music and conversation.
Keywords: Kathleen Norris; Thomas Merton; Mount Saviour of Elmira New York; St. Cuthbert's of Westdale; Bob Dylan; Paul Wilson; Bruce Cockburn; Paul Simon; George MacDonald; Jane Oliver; Mahalia Jackson; Cat Stevens; Clark Pinnock; Strata Vocal Ensemble; Andrew Tigchelaar; Tim Bosma; Willie Nelson; Little Men; Under African Skies
Downloads: 20
[audio]207 Studio Babette Puppet Theatre ( Feb. 2, 2014)
Marie Franek, Helena Adamczyk & Kerry Corrigan are the three incredibly talented women who make up Studio Babette.  Puppet masters, actors, set designers, writers and more, they create puppet shows from folk tales, songs, and perhaps most importantly, local history.  To learn more about the ancient art of puppetry join us for this magical episode of Art Waves.
Keywords: Ruthven Park; Dundurn Castle; The Pearl Company; Alexander Mergold; Joanne Bingham; Puppet Allsorts; Ronnie Burkette; Mike Harding; Elora Puppeteers; Village Theatre of Waterdown; Gordon Raymond; Jay Turvey; Mr. Dressup; Sesame Street; Birgitte Krag Hansen; Lindy; Sandy Morden; the Annual Morden's Family Festival
Downloads: 16
[audio]206 The Highnote Ramblers ( Jan. 26, 2014)
Mimi Shaw and Jeff Rosnick of the rockabilly group The Highnote Ramblers fill the Art Waves studio with high lonesome energy as they give us a live concert of covers and original music that will make you sit up and beg for more.
Keywords: rockabilly; Imelda May; Sun Records; Elvis; Johnny Cash; Wanda Jackson; The Carter Family; Brian Setzer and the Stray Cats; Prague Rock; The Reverend Horton Heat; Staircase Cafe; Art Bar; Homegrown Hamilton; Young Rivals; Jacob Moon; Good Food Box; This Ain't Hollywood; Harrison Kennedy; Waddington's Music; Lori Yates; Hank Williams; Mike Rosnick
Downloads: 37
[audio]205 Valley Town Toastmasters ( Jan. 12, 2014)
Why is it so difficult for most people to get up and speak before an audience?  Perhaps because it is an art, but it's an art anyone can learn.  Three compelling members of the Dundas Toastmasters Club came by to prove this, and when you hear their stories you'll agree that this is a skill worth honing.
Keywords: Valley Town Toastmasters; Youth Leadership Programs; Ancaster Public Library; David Sweet; Qcard.ca; Ralph C. Smedley; Hamilton 350; The Council of Canadians; Journey
Downloads: 83
[audio]204 John Terpstra ( Dec. 8, 2013)
Poet--or should I say, writer--John Terpstra returns to Art Waves to talk about his 9th book, Brilliant Falls.  The discussion begins as a footpath, but soon broadens to become a multi-lane highway through the workings of a busy mind.  Listen in for a rollicking good time and some wonderful insights.
Keywords: W.H.Auden; Richard Wilbur; the Bruce Trail; Steetly Quarry; Jeffery Donaldson's Jeweller's Eye; Wendell Berry; Michael Moore; Friends of the Redhill Valley; Paul Lisson; Hamilton Arts & Letters; Michael Ondaatje; John Laing Singers; Dylan yn it Frysk
Downloads: 24
[audio]203 Anne Simpson ( Dec. 1, 2013)
Anne Simpson is an award-winning writer who has made something of a second career out of being a writer in residence across Canada, and even in Ghana.  She's the 2013 Mabel Pugh Taylor Writer in Residence for McMaster and the Hamilton Public Library.  She read for us from her work, explaining what a writer in residence does.
Keywords: ekphrasis, Bronwen Wallace, Don McKay, Flannery O'Connor, Westdale Writers' Craft Class, Kathy Knowles, Osu Children's Libraries, Dionne Brand, Anne Carson, Danny McIver, Eva Cassidy
Downloads: 38
[audio]202 Pamela Stadden ( Nov. 17, 2013)
Captain Philip Graham, a British half pay officer from the Napoleonic Wars and a founder of the Ontario town of Woodstock, prompted Pamela Stadden to write and self-publish her first book By the Light of a Naked Candle.  She'll tell you how you can do the same in this interesting edition of Art Waves.
Keywords: wordpress; blurb.ca; Captain Philip Graham; Woodstock Ontario; Old St. Paul's; Col. Wm. Light; half-pay officers; Alfred Domett; The Caroline; Van Siddard; Rev. Bettridge; Brock; Queenston Heights; The Tombstone Affair; Reginald Birchall; Frederick Benwell; Gordon Lightfoot
Downloads: 21
[audio]201 Sue Firsker ( Nov. 10, 2013)
If you've ever felt you don't know enough about felting, join us for a heartfelt conversation about one of the oldest fibres and fibre arts in the world.  Sue Firsker creates everything from wearable art, to landscapes, to vessels out of this amazing material.  She'll have you feeling like felting, whether or not you've ever felt like it before.
Keywords: Lorraine Roy; fibre art; Whirling Dervishes; yurts; merino wool; Norman Felix Gallery; Cambridge Galleries; Dundas Studio Tour; Fred Varley; Group of Seven; Tom Thomson; McMichael Gallery; Quetico; Algonquin; Georgia O'Keefe; www.suefirsker.ca
Downloads: 30
[audio]200 Jeffery Donaldson ( Nov. 3, 2013)
Art Waves celebrates its 200th program with the consummate poet & gifted reader of poetry, Jeffery Donaldson. In this visit he talks about his latest book, Slack Action, & his Jeweller's Eye blog, in which he takes us inside one poem at a time to let us see how it works its magic.  Listen at the end for an extra music track written by Robert Yates and performed by Stephanie Yates.
Keywords: John Terpstra; jewellerseye.ca; John Reibetanz; Northrup Frye; W.H. Auden; Robert Frost; Bryan Prince Bookseller; Tracey Higgins; Kerry Cranston; vlogs; Amanda Jernigan; The Porcupine's Quill
Downloads: 37
[audio]199 Horror Panel 2013 ( Oct. 27, 2013)
Aaron Allen, Rhonda Dynes and Barbara Ferguson return to give us a State of the Art report on horror in 2013.  In a rollicking hour they cover books, movies, television, horror events and trends, bringing with them, of course, all sorts of chilling and/or rocking music from the realm of the terrifying.  Come back to life with Art Waves #199!
Keywords: Anno Dracula; Deborah Harkness; Simon R. Green; Mohawk's Writing for Publication Program; Jennifer Jones; Pan's Labyrinth; Guillermo del Toro; Chuck Hogan; The Strain; The Walking Dead; Carrie; The Shining; Evil Dead: the Musical; The Purge; The Conjuring; Insidious 1 & 2; You're Next; World War Z; the Hamilton Zombie Walk; The Cabin in the Woods; Pontypool; Bruce McDonald; Black Fawn Distribution; The Revenge of the Psychotic Forest Ranger; Kelly Armstrong; Bitten; American Horror Story; Orphan Black; Fan Expo
Downloads: 95
[audio]198 Dave Pijuan Nomura ( Oct. 20, 2013)
Macrophotographer Dave Pijuan-Nomura appreciates the infinitesimal, as well as the bits of the world that are so ordinary we don't give them a second look.  He gives everything a second look and he'll make you do so as well.  Pijuan-Nomura epitomizes the word respect: look again.
Keywords: James North Studio; You Me Gallery; Japanese internment; Gulliver; Freeman Patterson; Lindy; Art Crawl; Lab Cab Festival; Contact Photography Show; Fritz Goro
Downloads: 22
[audio]197 Walter Hickling Remembered ( Oct. 6, 2013)
Walter Hickling (1924-2011) was a Burlington painter whose work manages to blend figurative with abstract techniques.  Because of this, the viewer becomes deeply absorbed, and finally, deeply moved.  A retrospective of his paintings at the Burlington Art Centre in October of 2013 prompted this program on the brilliant work of Walter Hickling.
Keywords: Burlington Art Centre; June Watson; Dawn White Beatty; Lois Crawford; Mike Nabuurs; Deborah Pearce; Donna Ibing; Maureen Steuart; Gordon Perrier; Mavis Ehlert; Valerie Nichol; Blanche Scott; Philip Monaghan; James Ferriman; Violet Williams; DVSA; Gillian Welch
Downloads: 27
[audio]196 Belatedly Telling Tales ( Sept. 29, 2013)
The Art Waves studio was full of people and full of enthusiasm as we talked about Hamilton's festival for literacy, Telling Tales.  The festival turned five this year and left organizers, participants and festival-goers with plenty of good stories!
Keywords: tellingtales.org; laura lukasik; Pamela; Gordon and Isabella Hensley; Lynne Kittredge Fox; Scott Hunter; Trip Shack; Sean Thompson; Tom Wilson; Best Start Program; Susan Jaspar; Westfield Pioneer Village; Brian Segal; Kevin Sylvester; Kenneth Oppel; Mimi Shaw; Vikki VanSickle; Abigail Richardson Schulte; literacy
Downloads: 40
[audio]195 Janet Turpin Myers ( Sept. 22, 2013)
Writer Janet Turpin Myers has just had her debut novel, Nightswimming, published by Seraphim Editions.  And it is a wonderful book.  So come nightswimming under the stars with her, across the map of the vanishing world and deep into childhood, back to the season when your first love was surfacing.
Keywords: www.janetturpinmyers.com; Lucy Maud Montgomery; Farley Mowat; Charles Dickens; William Harrison Ainsworth; Will Ferguson; Margaret Atwood; Graham Greene; Fyodor Dostoevsky; Jane Austen; REM; Seraphim Editions; Joseph Kittinger; Apollo 11; Huntsville Ontario; Madeleine de Scudery; Betty Friedan
Downloads: 40
[audio]194 Mir Hussein Mahdavi ( Sept. 16, 2013)
Imagine that your entire life's work and identity are bound up with your mother-tongue.  Then imagine that you are forced into exile & must start over in a new language and culture.  Think Beethoven & deafness.  This is the story of Afghan poet, Mir Hussein Mahdavi.  He says he would be a different person in Farsi, but you will be so happy to meet this brilliant man in English.
Keywords: Farsi poetry; UNHCR; Adam and Eve story; Dawood Sarkhosh; Jeffery Donaldson; Sufi religion; Islam
Downloads: 61
[audio]193 Lisa Pijuan Nomura ( Sept. 8, 2013)
Prepare to be inspired!  Collage artist, storyteller, performance artist and creativity coach Lisa Pijuan-Nomura not only makes collages--she sounds like a collage.  A colourful, stimulating pastiche of ideas that forms a unified whole.  Her mantra is breathe, open up and create.
Keywords: The School of Physical Theatre; Jacques Lecoq; Speak; Staircase Theatre; Conrad Sichler; Toronto Storytelling School; Dan Yashinski; Festival of Oral Literatures; Judith Black; Brampton School of Theatre Arts; Beverly Lundy; collage; Gilda Radner; Judith Thompson; Adam Lazarus; Marjorie Chan; Marc Chagall; James Street North Studio; Eric Maisel; creativity coaching; Corin Raymond
Downloads: 17
[audio]192 Ian Downie ( Aug. 25, 2013)
Ian Downie began acting as a child, his first leading lady having been none other than Joan Plowright, who was herself a child at the time and a classmate of Downie's.  From those auspicious beginnings, he has continued with acting, building a solid second career out of it.  His is a face you know (from TD Bank commercials) and his is a voice you will love.  Character is more than a role in a play...
Keywords: Joan Plowright; Scunthorpe; Royal Alex; Laurence Olivier; Henry V; Richard Burton; June Callwood; Casey House; Cromwell; A Man for All Seasons; Alex Mustakas; Drayton Entertainment; Tuesdays with Morrie; Stratford Festival; Shaw Festival; Sidney Furie; Colin Downie; Margaret McKay Young; Paxton Whitehead; Dennis Mattham; Nancy Happel
Downloads: 26
[audio]191 Harland Izatt( Aug. 11, 2013)
Painter Harland Izatt made his living teaching visual art.  However in his retirement, inspired by his wife, writer Lise Levesque, he began writing novels.  His first, Soft Targets, is set in Bali against the backdrop of the Bali bombings of 2002.  Since then he has written three more novels, each told around a real-life news event.  Izatt writes under the pen name Harland John.  Pull up a chair and learn more about how to turn the news into art.
Keywords: Bali bombings; dyslexia; Toronto Philharmonic Orchestra; Grant Ave. Studios; Robin Aube; Stephen King; Friesen Press; Niagara Escarpment; Lenore Izatt; Ron Shaver; Toller Cranstoon; gamalong music; Neil Young
Downloads: 42
[audio]190 Stan White On Humor In Poetry, Visit 8 ( July 7, 2013)
For his eighth visit to Art Waves, Stan White talks about humour in poetry, and reads us some of his gems.  For a witty look at climate change, fruit flies, a medieval locksmith and much more, tune in to hear the ever delightful Stan White.
Keywords: global warming; William Plomer; nonsense verse; Chaucer; Billy Collins
Downloads: 42
[audio]189 Tom Mackan, Director ( May 26, 2013)
Tom Mackan began as an actor and moved to directing and reviewing community theatre productions.  If you've ever wondered how the complicated group project know as a play comes to the stage and takes you into another world, tune in and listen to a master of such ceremonies.
Keywords: Tamara Kamermans; Dia Frid; Theatre Burlington; Londomat at the End of the World; Deb Dagenais; Western Ontario Drama League Festival; Minced by Peter Gruner; www.botg.ca; Sterndale and Joan Bennett; Canadian Theatre School; Royal Alex; Neptune Theatre; CBC; Theatre Ontario Festival; Diane Brokenshire; Steve O'Brien; Bruce Edwards; Hamilton Fringe Festival; Players' Guild; Dan Podetz; Michelle Spanik; Tricia Ward; Kevin Moore; Bill Moore; Alan Turing; uncletom@quickclic.net; Newzybitz; Chor Leoni Men's Choir
Downloads: 53
[audio]188 Jed Lifeson Dancing Guy ( May 19, 2013)
You've seen him.  Dressed to the nines, Jed Lifeson cuts a mean sidewalk in Hamilton or Toronto, lifting the spirits of everyone who passes by.  He's known as The Dancing Guy, or Hamilton's Ambassador of Happiness, and the story of why he dances is as fascinating as the fact that he does.  At the end are two of his favourite tracks for turning The Hammer into a dance floor.
Keywords: Bill Powell; Fred Astair; Alex Lifeson of Rush; Milena Lifeson; Michael Nikos; Brandon of Jed the Dancing Guy's Story
Downloads: 170
[audio]187 Rita Chiarelli (aired Apr. 21, 2013)
Hamilton's Goddess of the Blues, Rita Chiarelli brings her powerful voice to Art Waves to tell us about her most recent project, the documentary film Music from the Big House.  She also shares some stories of Cuore, her brilliant CD of traditional Italian songs.  At the end we have included six of her greatest songs, so feast your senses with the sublime Rita Chiarelli.
Keywords: Edward Johnson; Big Mama Thornton; Coco Taylor; Etta James; Buddy Guy; Mike Bloomfield; Long John Baldry; Angola Prison; The Blues Highway; Robert Johnson; Bessie Smith; John Lomax; Cathy Fontenot; Burl Cain; Bruce McDonald; Cache Film and Television
Downloads: 81
[audio]186 Amanda Jernigan Second Visit( Apr. 14, 2013)
Amanda Jernigan returns to Art Waves with her second poetry collection, All the Daylight Hours.  Join us for a poetic exploration of time and mortality with someone who chooses her words with exquisite care.  Someone who says language makes things happen, and then proves it.
Keywords: Warren Heiti, Shotgun Jimmie; Beth Follett; Pedlar Press; Christopher Marlowe; Ovid; Monica Kidd; Alex Colville; Richard Outram; Mogul; Orpheus; zoetropes; Terra Nova National Park Newfoundland; Robyn Sarah; Arthur Golding; Philip Larkin; Eric Ormsby
Downloads: 130
[audio]185 Aidan Purnell And Martin Francisco( April 7, 2013)
Though both these singer/songwriters also perform as solo acts, Aidan Purnell and Martin Francisco are linked by their appreciation of the spiritual power of music.  They often perform together and have issued a beautifully produced CD called One Voice for Peace.  Whether the song is studio enhanced or performed live, their music will transport you with its complicated simplicity.
Keywords: Legal Aliens, Jerry Henderson, Andrea Purnell, purnellmusic.com, Ernie Linog, Bruch Tourney, Dustin Revin, Britannia Pub, Lion Heart Pub, Tayor guitars, Gibson guitars, St. Mark's United Church, Dundas Baptist Church, Gary Warner, McMaster Catholic Community; Jerry Henderson; Andrea Purnell; purnellmusic.com; Taylor guitars; Gibson guitars; Britannia Pub; Lion Heart Pub; Ernie Linog; Burce Tournay; Dustin Revin; St. Mark's United Church; Dundas Baptist Church
Downloads: 142
[audio]Grit Lit 2013 Jill Downie And Jennifer Gillies Art Waves 184
gritLit turns nine this year and the artistic director and general manager of Hamilton's literary festival, Jennifer Gillies, returns to Art Waves to give us the line-up of exciting readings, workshops and other events celebrating everything literary, Apr. 4-7, 2013.  She brings with her mystery novelist Jill Downie, whose stirring reading of her latest book, A Grave Waiting, will have you wishing for more.
Keywords: Faith Fenton; Dora Lee; Escoffier; Players' Guild; Ian Downie; Guernsey; Oscar Peterson; Roo Borson; Brian Henderson; Vincent Lam; Tanis Rideout; Elizabeth Ruth; Tamas Dobozy; Rawi Hage; Cordelia Strube; Heather A. Clark; Scott Chantler; Nina Bunjevac; Madeleine Thien; Noah Richler; Jamie Swift; Scott Taylor; Maureen Jennings; Robert Rotenberg; Cary Fagan; Miranda Hill; Carrie Snyder; Grace O'Connell; Alice Petersen; Allison Baggio; Susan Glickman; Mark Leslie; Moez Surani; Matthew Tierney; Natalie Zina Walschots; Jill Downie
Downloads: 32
[audio]NormaWestLinderAndJamesDeahlArtWaves181
Two passionate writers have joined forces and the result is a life of no compromise, old work edited and published, new work blossoming.  Inspiring at any age, James Deahl and Norma West Linder have much to teach us about making the golden years live up to its name.
Keywords: Manitoulin Island; Margaret Laurence; Ernest Buckler; Kenneth Patchen; Robert Lowell; Robert Johnson; Daniel Jones; Phil Hall; Stephanie Ninitch; Carol Mellion; Sharon Singer; John Gill; New American and Canadian Poetry; The Crossings Press; Allan Cooper
Downloads: 25
[audio]McClearWehkingAndHelsonArtWaves180
The last of the In the Wings writers to visit Art Waves--Mary-Eileen McClear, Carol Leigh Wehking and Linda Helson--bring you stories of Laura Secord (not really a spy), Annie Taylor (not often remembered as the first person to go over Niagara Falls in a barrel) and Ann Hathaway (not better known as Mrs. William Shakespeare). For delightful conversation & music, listen in to Art Waves #180.
Keywords: Baden Storytellers' Guild; Brenda Byers; Ferguson Cottage; storywomancarolleigh@gmail.com; Niagara Falls; Daredevils Museum; The Uppity Women; Toronto Storytelling Festival; Joan Murray; www.thestorybarn.ca; oral versus written stories; Alice Kane; the high words; Maggie Owen; Tanglefoot; David Parry; Friends of Fiddlers' Green; Sam Schoenbaum; Orlando Gibbons; Ottorino Respighi
Downloads: 18
[audio]GuennadiKalenineArtWaves182
Guennadi Kalinine learned to restore art by working on icons in his native Russia.  He emigrated to Canada, specifically Dundas, in 2003, where the art of iconography influences his vision of the geography of the Canadian shield.  He will restore your faith in the spirit that infuses the landscape around us.
Keywords: Jim and Sue Waddington; E. Robert Ross; Catherine Gibbon; Katherine MacDonald; Rae Bates; Wesley Bates; Ger Brender a Brandis; Conrad Furey; William Biddle; Frank Pannabaker; Lawren Harris; Group of Seven; Sam Cioran; iconography; Carnegie Gallery; DVSA; McMaster Gallery; gkstudio.ca; Rachmaninov
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[audio]SongsForSt.PatricksDay2013ArtWaves183
Since St. Patrick's Day fell on a Sunday this year (2013), I decided to do a program of some of my favourite Irish music.  I managed to prise eleven classics into the hour, from dance tunes to love songs to anthems of the struggle for freedom from oppression.  And still I have enough to do many more programs in honour of St. Patrick's Day.
Keywords: The Fureys; The Dubliners; Dolores Keane; Van Morrison; The Chieftains; Jonny McEvoy; John Shehan; O'Carolan; De Danann; Horselips
Downloads: 52
[audio]Sarah Sheard, Novelist, Art Waves #179
Krank: Love in the New Dark Times is a novel set on Toronto Island in which Bertold Brecht somehow returns to life, and to love, just in time for the infamous [G-20] Summit. Sheard's fourth novel, Krank sparks a lively conversation about how the imagination can help us interpret the tragedies and comedies of real life.
Keywords: Brecht & Co; mindfulness; Vipassana meditation; Gestalt Therapy; Mia Sheard; John Sheard; Liza Sheard; Virginia Woolf; Michael Ondaatje; B.P. Nichol; Coach House; Andrew O'Hagan; Ali Smith; Al Purdy; Teresa Stratas; Ron Hynes
Downloads: 57
[audio]David Matas, Art Waves #178
International Human Rights lawyer David Matas co-wrote a book on human organ theft in China with David Kilgour called Bloody Harvest. Matas has now co-edited a collection of essays on the same topic with Torsten Trey, entitled State Organs. Both were published by Seraphim Editions and both have garnered widespread attention all over the world about this serious and despicable abuse.
Keywords: Doctors Against Forced Organ Harvesting; David Kilgour; Torsten Trey; Falun Gong; Wang Li Jun; The Epoch Times; Arne Schwartz; Li Yong Zhi; World Medical Association; Huang Jie Fu; Bo Xi Lai; Neil Heywood; Borealis String Quartet; Opus 59 Films
Downloads: 65
[audio]Joe Girard, Art Waves #177
Joe Girard is a writer, musician and singer, actor--well, simply put, he is a creator. "The Changeling" is the most difficult story in In the Wings, because it is a true story of the abuse and murder of a wife by her husband. But it is brought to incredible and compassionate life in the hands of a major talent. Hold your breath, but do listen to Art Waves #177 with Joe Girard.
Keywords: Attack of the Night of the Brain Thieves; Tolkein; George R.R. Martin; Stephen King; Chuck Palahniuk; Travis Sentell; Aimee Bender; Weird Al Yankovic; Bobby McFerrin; Tom Waits; Kanenhi:io; Oven Bird; Ben Caplan & the Casual Smokers; deathh folk; dyslexia; Frank Miller; Cllive Owen; Neil Gaiman; Alison Bechdel; Osamu Tezuka; Tsugumi Ohba; Alan Moore; Allan Briesmaster; Christian Bok; Czeslaw Milosz; Michael Moore; Frances Ward; Andy Goldsworthy; Edward Gorey
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[audio]Waheed Rabbani & Jean Rae Baxter, Art Waves #176
Two more In the Wings writers visit Art Waves to tell us about two more incredible women. Jean Rae Baxter takes us to the Mohawk Valley to learn about Molly Brant, who, among other things, spies for the British against the American rebels. Then Waheed Rabbani takes us to the 19th century Kingdom of Jhansi in India, where a brave young queen, Rani Lakshmibai, goes to battle to save her kingdom from the British.
Keywords: Linden MacIntyre; the United Empire Loyalists; the Mohawk Valley; Howard Fast; Elizabeth Simcoe; St. George's Cathedral in Kingston; Sir William Johnson; Mirza Ghabib; Lord Dalhousie; Stephen King; The Indian Rebellion of 1857; Rani Lakshmibai; Molly Brant
Downloads: 122
[audio]Martinus Geleynse, Art Waves #175
His creative and entrepreneurial spirit took Martinus Geleynse into music, film-making, newspaper publishing (urbanicity), politics and more. He is the CEO of Hamilton 24, a film festival that just keeps growing, as well as of MGI and HomeSight Real Estate, two media companies that support people with ideas. Geleynse loves Hamilton, and the feeling is mutual!
Keywords: Richard Scarry; Richard Branson; Warren Buffett; Berkshire Hathaway; Mark Chamberlain; Hamilton 24 Festival; urbanicity; Reg Beaudry; Frederick Buechner; Matthew Good Band; Tim Dashwood; AndrewVictoria; Boardwalk Empire
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[audio]William Chan, Jane Devries & Pauline Hewak, Art Waves #174
More In the Wings writers visit Art Waves, this time to tell us about Pablo Casals' mother, Pilar, Tommy Douglas's daughter, Joan, and Louis Riel's wife, Marguerite. To have Saint-Saens' The Swan explicated, a woman pulled from thin air, and a Metis heart poured out in confession, you have only to listen to these three passionate writers.
Keywords: Marilyn Gear Pilling; Marilyn Dumont; Leahy; K.D. Lang; Camile Saint-Saensl
Downloads: 80
[audio]Michelle Ward Kantor, Rachel Harvey & Ethel Edey, Art Waves #173
Samuel de Champlain's child bride brought to New France from Paris, Walt Disney's country wife first seeing the lights of Los Angeles, and young Bertha Fried Hirning embracing her husband's wish to pioneer in Alberta, Canada. These are the stories from In the Wings you'll hear about in episode 173 of Art Waves. Go west, young woman!
Keywords: Gillian Welch; David Rawling; Louis Armstrong; Elvis Presley; Jean Rhys; Charlotte Bronte; Miranda July; the new sincerity; Seraphim Editions
Downloads: 63
[audio]Judy Pollard Smith, Art Waves #172
When Judy Pollard Smith came across a short Globe & Mail article on missionary Alice Seeley Harris, whose photographs brought down the Belgian Congo, she couldn't believe she'd never heard of her before. Since then her research has only deepened her interest, and now she is working on a biography of Alice, the woman she calls the mother of all human rights work. Judy Pollard Smith on literary research will hold you spellbound.
Keywords: Stephanie Nolan; Jack Thompson; F. Brotherton Meyer; Mark Twain; Roger Casement; Dene Morel; the atrocity photographs; Anti-Slavery International; The Congo Reform Association; Malmesbury; Lady Violet Astor Rosebowl Award
Downloads: 102
[audio]Chris Laing, Mystery Writer, Art Waves #171
When Chris Laing says his debut novel, A Private Man, features 1947 Hamilton as a character, he's not kidding. He does a stunning job of bringing that version of the city to life. For a delightful trip into the Hammer's past, tune in. After all, what better way to revisit 1947 than by radio? It will make you want to extend your visit through Laing's book!
Keywords: 1946 Stelco strike; Mayor Sam Lawrence; Evelyn Dick trial; Rocco Perri; Pigott Building; Margaret Houghton; Elmore Leonard; Martin Cruz Smith; Nelson de Mille; Renni Browne & Dave King; Stephen King; Nat King Cole; Ella Fitzgerald
Downloads: 87
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